Bible Studies

Bible Journey

A Spirit-Led Discussion of the Scriptures

6-7 PM Wednesdays, Room 113

Beginning September 4

“Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you ….” (James 4:8a)

FUMC is pleased to offer the opportunity to join in the searching of the scriptures through a new group experience, “Bible Journey,” a Spirit-led discussion of the Bible facilitated by Jim Thompson, FUMC member and Partner at Second Time Around Resale (STAR). All you will need is your favorite Bible translation and an open and willing heart. To get more information, please contact Jean Smelcer at the church office by phone (940-665-3926) or email ( to be added to the list of participants!

Bible Discovery

Bible Study for Beginners (and people who don’t like the Bible)

6-7 PM Wednesdays @ STAR (beginning Sept 18, 2019)

Bible Discovery is a casual group that meets weekly at Second Time Around Resale to discuss passages from the Old & New Testament scriptures. This class is led by Pastor John Fleming and is particularly geared for those who are new to Bible study or have had a difficult time in traditional church settings. All people are welcome and all perspectives are honored. Bring your favorite Bible translation (hard copy or electronic) and come as often as you like–no reservation or commitment is required.

Bible Discovery meets 6-7 PM each Wednesday and Second Time Around Resale (STAR), located at 105 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. Please use the South Entrance, located facing Main Street and arrive 5:45-6:15. Note: STAR will not be open for business during Bible Discovery!